Santosh Harish is Associate Director – Research of the India center of the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (EPIC- India). He is also a Post-Doctoral Fellow with Evidence for Policy Design (EPoD) India. Prior to EPIC, Santosh was a Sustainability Science Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School and a Post-Doctoral Fellow with J-PAL South Asia. He received his PhD in Engineering and Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University, and his undergraduate degree in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras.
Santosh’s research interests lie in energy and environment policy, with ongoing work in electricity supply reliability, air pollution, irrigation pump-sets and energy efficiency. His past publications have focused on the provision of reliable electricity to rural areas, with conventional grid supply and distributed generation alternatives like solar lighting systems.